At Apple Dental Care in Edmonton we offer BOTOX® treatments to help relax muscles in the face and jaw.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX®, or Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that has both cosmetic and therapeutic applications.
When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® releases neurotoxins, which prevent the muscles from contracting and helps them to relax.
At Apple Dental Care, we are pleased to offer BOTOX® therapeutic treatments to our patients.
Primary Uses for BOTOX®
Therapeutic: The ability of BOTOX® to relax face muscles can help patients struggling with a number of dental issues like tension headaches and TMJ pain.
Cosmetic: BOTOX® is also commonly used to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles.
Therapeutic BOTOX® at Apple Dental Care
BOTOX® can help patients struggling with a number of issues. BOTOX® affects the muscles by relaxing them and decreasing the intensity of muscle contractions, which can cause pain and tension.
BOTOX® for Chronic Headaches
BOTOX® is well known for smoothing out wrinkles, but it as also been approved to manage chronic headaches in adults. To perform the treatment, your dentist will inject multiple doses in specific areas along the bridge of the nose, the temples, the forehead, the back of the head, the neck, and the upper back.
BOTOX® for Jaw Pain/TMJ Symptoms
BOTOX® can be used to manage TMJ/TMD and associated jaw pain. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles and prevents the unconscious movement of the jaw that can produce headaches and pain.
BOTOX® for Bruxism (Teeth Clenching and Grinding)
BOTOX® can also be used to treat the effects of bruxism. Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either while awake or asleep, which can lead to pain and dental problems. When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles and helps prevents associated pain.
The BOTOX® Procedure
BOTOX® injections at your dentist office generally take 15 to 20 minutes to administer. They can remain effective for anywhere between three and four months.
How often you'll need to receive BOTOX® treatment to relieve your symptoms depends on the severity of your condition.